Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to "have a ball after I’m gone."
John, a college English instructor friend, introduced me to a book that recently became available in paperback:Â Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare by Jeremy Butterfield.
Financier Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years for scamming investors out of over a billion dollars.
You're probably all familiar with the dramatic squirrel, a meme that began a few years ago when someone added some over-the-top music to a clip from a Japanese game show, and created this:
Take any high school psychology course and you'll hear the story of Phineas Gage, a man whose skull was pierced by a tamping iron while working on the railroad in 1848.
Sadly, the funeral directors to the stars have been busy the past two weeks. Here's a quick tribute to some of the celebrities we've lost recently.
Architecture student Vincent Ocasla decided that Sim City could be a platform for intense experimentation in regimentation, control, and efficiency.
Sure, you know what those Twitter, Facebook, reddit and Digg icons mean at the bottom of most blog posts these days, but what about all those other funny-looking ones?
When was the last time you sat down in front of a stereo -- especially a real stereo, not just an iPod dock with the speakers six inches apart -- and did nothing but listen to music?
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.
In last week's edition of At the Libraries, Miss Kathleen linked to the blog of beloved children's book author Mo Willems.
Guided by Parasites: Toxoplasma Modified Humans. The parasite that hijacks rats to get to cats also has strange effects on the human brain. NSFW text.
by Robert Isenberg
In the aftermath of the Cold War, Bosnia became a red-hot battleground teetering on the edge of destruction—until one man and his family dug their countrymen to
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Starting things off with some moolah: a collection of very strange currencies from around the world (including giant stones whose value is determined by age and how many died transporting it!)
From Kevin, "This seemed significantly flossy enough, what with its combination of mummies, humor, archaeology and puppets.